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Occupy My Sketchbook, 2012
Accordion fold, 32 pages, drawings made in Zucotti Park during November 2011, printed both sides on tree free archival Mango paper (made from recycled agricultural waste) and yellow cardstock, 8 x 5 inches closed, 80 x 8 inches opened. $250
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is an ongoing series of demonstrations which began September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, in the New York financial district. The protests are against social and economic inequality, high unemployment, greed, corruption, and the undue influence of corporations, particularly in the financial sector, on government. The protesters' slogan “We are the 99%” refers to the growing difference in wealth between the wealthiest 1% and everyone else.
The protestors camped peacefully in the park and organized themselves to provide food, clothing, first aid, clean-up, a library, and other services. They were forcibly removed early in the morning of November 15 by The New York Police Department, but the Occupy movement has continued to spread.
Most of these drawings were made the week of November 7 in Zucotti Park.
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